Middle-East and North Africa Digital TV News

Dubai launches in-taxi interactive screens initiative
Mar 19, 2024 – Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced 4,500 interactive screens to provide taxi passengers with news, entertainment, offers, lifestyle content and promotions, on the go.
News categories: Binary Media, Roads and Transport Authority, Hala, Santosh Sarma, Ahmed Bahrozyan, Khaled Nuseibeh, Digital TV, In-Car, UAE

iKO Media Group launches eSports package with Eutelsat
Mar 11, 2024 – iKO Media Group is launching a sports TV package, eCLUTCH, consisting of 10 eSports and gaming channels, at Eutelsat's 16°E, HOTBIRD 13°E and 7/8°W orbital positions.
News categories: Eutelsat, iKO Media Group, DigitAlb, Laurence Delpy, Arnaud Verlhac, Eglinor Ramaj, Albania, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Middle-East, Satellite

TVMonaco partners with SES to launch new HD channel
Mar 6, 2024 – TVMonaco has signed an agreement with SES to launch and distribute its new HD channel across Europe from 19.2°E as well as to Middle East and North Africa from MonacoSat-1 at 52°E.
News categories: SES S.A, TVMonaco, Norbert Hölzle, Nathalie Biancolli, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Middle-East, Monaco, Satellite

Ooredoo launches streaming service with MediaKind and Microsoft
Mar 3, 2024 – Ooredoo Group has announced the launch of Go Play Market, a streaming platform for various content formats, in partnership with MediaKind and supported by Microsoft.
News categories: Ooredoo, MediaKind, Microsoft Azure, Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Allen Broome, Paco Salcedo, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middle-East, MWC24, Streaming, The Maldives

Turkcell partners with Qwilt and Cisco to boost content delivery
Feb 21, 2024 – Cisco and Qwilt have partnered with Turkcell to bring superior streaming experiences and faster data delivery to Turkcell's mobile and fixed broadband subscribers.
News categories: Qwilt, Cisco, Turkcell, Alon Maor, Theodore Tzevelekis, Emre Erdem, Elif Yenihankaya, Content Distribution, Digital TV, IPTV, Streaming, Turkey

Télédiffusion d’Algérie expands offering on EUTELSAT 7 West A
Feb 15, 2024 – Eutelsat (Paris, London:ETL) has announced that Télédiffusion d’Algérie (TDA) has increasd its capacity on EUTELSAT 7 West A, consolidating its TV and radio channels at 7/8° West.
News categories: Eutelsat, Télédiffusion d’Algérie, Laurence Delpy, Algeria, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Satellite

Netflix to lose leadership in Arabic countries
Feb 19, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, there will be 26 million SVOD subscriptions in Arabic countries by 2029, up from 14 million in 2023. Netflix will lose its market leadership to Shahid VIP.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming, Subscribers

MENA pay TV revenues to drop by $1.6 billion
Jan 22, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, MENA pay TV revenues will fall by $1.6 billion between peak year 2016 ($3.8 billion) and 2029 ($2.2 billion), mainly due to the OTT push and widespread piracy.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East

CommScope provides 'du' with set-top powered by Android TV
Jan 9, 2024 – CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) has collaborated with 'du' to introduce the next evolution of du TV in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market, with its VIP7802 Ultra HD Android TV set-top box.
News categories: CommScope, 'du', Joe Chow, Android TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box, UAE